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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 4, 2008 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Back on the Road, Thank Goodness!

Missed this one as an anniversary show yesterday but still worth a mention:

06/03/76 (Thu) Paramount Theatre - Portland, OR
Set 1: Might As Well, Cassidy, Row Jimmy, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, Lazy Lightning, Supplication, Candyman, Music Never Stopped, Scarlet Begonias, Dancing In The Streets

Set 2: Samson & Delilah, Crazy Fingers > Wharf Rat > Let It Grow > Drums > It Must Have Been The Roses > Around and Around > Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower > One More Saturday Night, E: The Wheel

The Grateful Dead return to the road after only playing a few bay area shows in '75. In fact it's their first show anywhere in almost 9 months! Does not seem to matter as the playing is quite nice on this one which includes many firsts (Cassidy, LL>Sup and The Wheel) as well as the first time outside the bay area for H>S>F and Crazy Fingers. Additionally Dancing In The Streets is brought back for the first time since 1971 and it sounds a touch different. The Disco Dead era has begun!

For me, the first set highlights would have to include the strong Candyman, jamming Scarlet that is about 10 min long, and the Dancing that Donna is practically singing lead on (and quite well) to end the first set. Like so many '76 shows some unique transitions are found in the second set like the Crazy Fingers>Wharf Rat>LIG which very cool. The H>S>F is good with a long Slipknot! of about 13 min and a strong Franklin's. The Wheel as an encore is interesting if for no other reason, I can't recall any others that aren't coming out of another song.

I listened to a version that I had on the computer, not sure which release but since it was provided by Arbuthnot, you know it had to be a good one. The link is a recent addition that was reviewed earlier by wineland and smgarcia and the both had positive things to say.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 4, 2008 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on the Road, Thank Goodness!

Good to see ya Larry gotta dig the thirteen minute Slipknot!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jun 4, 2008 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on the Road, Thank Goodness!

I burned/listened to this show last evening also. Back in the day , this was always one of my favorite tapes and I can't recall the last time I listened to it (although I am sure it has been at least 15 years or so).
While listening, it struck me how sweet Jerry's voice was, especially on They Love Each Other and Candyman (even with the mumbled verse - he came on strong later in the song).
I also liked the early rendition of Lazy Lightnin > Supplication.
'76 is always an interesting listen. Never quite know what you're going to get, but it is always sweet!
Looking forward to the Boston shows from later in the week.

This post was modified by dogsinapile! on 2008-06-04 19:53:42